New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Saturdays 11AM-12PM

New Beginnings focuses on Baby Boomers and those who care for them. You’ll find that Boomer needs are not all that different from everyone else's. The difference is that there are 78 million Baby Boomers in America! Host Freddie Bell and key partner Joe McKenzie, the principle of Ripple Connects, visit with guests with insights on housing, finance, fitness, employment, and entertainment.

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Managing Your Health

Shirlynn LaChapelle, of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association, and Yolanda Adams Lee are working together to help Minnesotans manage their health during COVID 19. They talked about their efforts with Freddie Bell. New Beginnings was also on location at a COVID 19 testing site in St. Paul. There, Freddie Bell learned of new advances in…

Vaccine Distribution and Safety

Medicaid Medical Director, Dr. Nathan Chomilo, from the Minnesota Department of Health appears this week discussing vaccine distribution and its relative safety. Freddie Bell also discusses Aging in Place and reviews Online Etiquette with Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects. New Beginnings also acknowledges AARP Twin Cites, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro…

Reducing Holiday Debt

As we kick off the new year, Freddie Bell shares ideas on how to reduce holiday debt. Joe McKenzie, our Career Expert and founder of Ripple Connects, talks about the benefits of job sharing. We also hear from Kitty Harris of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro Hypnosis, who helps us to…

Understanding Mental Health

Anna Lynn is the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator at the MN Department of Health. She works on changing the conversation and understanding about mental health, to help us understand it as more than the absence of illness. She also works to create opportunities for communities to promote mental well-being across a range of domains-from social…

Your Health and COVID-19

Dr. Sara Vetter is the Assistant Division Director of the Public Health Laboratory for the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Vetter talks with Freddie Bell about the importance of getting tested for COVID-19. Carolyn Deters, Executive Director of Gifts for Seniors says social isolation and loneliness are serious health issues and can become more common…

Curbing The Spread

Michael Osterholm, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board, said measures are urgently needed to help curb the spread and prevent hospitals from being “overrun.” He told Freddie Bell that Americans help control the spread by “not swapping air.” Nancy Carlson, Minnesota Department of Health suggests strategies in coping with COVID stress.…

Stress Management

Nancy Carlson with the Minnesota Department of Health talks about stress management as we close out the year. Career expert, Joe McKenzie examines a new Boomer lifestyle. AARP volunteer Bev Bachel, shares details concerning the organization’s 50 Over 50 honorees. Kitty Harris, Property Manager for the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center says the facility…

COVID-19 Update

New Beginnings sits down with Hennepin County’s Health Director, Susan Palchick for a COVID-19 Update. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares an update on a recent Blood Drive. New Beginnings also acknowledges its partners, AARP Twin Cities, West Metro Hypnosis and Unity South Twin Cities.


West Metro Hypnosis talks about Gratitude this weekend. We also hear from Susan Palchick and Mayor Jacob Frey in earlier interviews talking about the COVID response.

Smart Holiday Planning

The Holidays are upon us and with COVID-19 numbers raging across the state, Kris Ehresmann, Director, Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, talks with Freddie Bell about smart holiday planning. AARP Twin Cities shares information about Driver Safety Training opportunities and how you might be able to reduce the cost…